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Meaning and Name Origin

Jerusha \j(e)-ru-sha\ as a girls' name is pronounced je-ROO-shah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jerusha is "married, a possession". Biblical: the wife of King Uzziah. Used by the Puritans and revived somewhat in the 19th century. Literary: James Michener used the name for the missionary heroine in his novel "Hawaii".


Jerusha has 3 variants: Jarusha, Jeruscha and Jerushah.

For more information, see also related girl names Yerusha and Gerusha.


Jerusha is an unusual first name for females. Jerusha is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Jerusha for girls. Jerusha has not been recorded in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jerusha name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jerusha outside U.S.

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Jeressa. Like Jerusha, this name is not commonly used.